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An under-explored benefit of the CTC was an immediate improvement in mental well-being, most especially for families experiencing financial precarity.
"We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic."
Mothering, like all parenting, is work. If anyone was unaware of this fact before the pandemic, 18 months of watching moms nearly drown under the weight of the effort has driven the point home.
As we near the first anniversary of the Covid shutdowns we put faces to these large, faceless statistics. These are the stories of five mothers with young children who have been laid off, pushed out, unable to find work – battling circumstances far beyond their control as they work to keep their families afloat.
“Now more than ever, the media feeds our worst beliefs about working motherhood.”
“It turns out there is indeed something scarier than being told to stay in your house as much as possible: being tasked to make all of our own risk calculations and decisions about a pandemic that’s still far from under control.”
“Mothers are right to be feeling some pretty intense emotions about the hand we’re dealt. But instead of bonding together in righteous fury, I hear a lot more talk about “mom guilt.”
"To keep mothers sane and in the workforce ... we need a much larger public policy solution ― such as a new national 'CareCorps.'"
"I believe telling mothers to raise their hands and try harder in the open sea of hostility we face in the workplace is like handing a rubber ducky to someone hit by a tsunami."
The high-profile executive’s decision to leave Meta is also a moment to reflect on the impact of her best-selling book and philosophy about success in the workplace.
Good Morning America
"Moms say they are not only feeling exhausted but also frustrated that they are facing the prospect of a third school year upended by COVID-19 with marginally more support in place than when the pandemic began."
The social safety net for American families is almost nonexistent. Could that be about to change?
Mommy blogs and influencers are monetizing the horrible working conditions of motherhood.
We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic.
Whatever you do, you’re made to feel bad about it.
From political candidates to punk rockers, “The Double Shift” reflects the wide range of working mothers fighting for equality and work-life balance. Founder and host Katherine Goldstein explains her vision for the show.
When the journalist Katherine Goldstein became pregnant in 2014, she was on a career hot streak.
Korva Coleman talks to Katherine Goldstein about her new podcast, which looks at the lives of working mothers and childcare issues.